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Las Vegas Chapter of the National Fellowship for Black and Latino Male Educators Honors The Library District’s Kelvin Watson with Inaugural Roses From Concrete Award

LAS VEGAS (May 28th, 2024) – During their annual Rose and Brotherhood Induction Ceremony, the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Fellowship for Black and Latino Male Educators (NFBLME) presented the inaugural Roses From Concrete Award to Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Executive Director Kelvin Watson MBA, MLS on Saturday, May 11.


The Roses From Concrete Award was developed to be given to pioneers and activists whose dedication, voices and advocacy have a significant, positive impact on the Black and Latino communities in Las Vegas.


“Kelvin Watson’s positive impact on the Las Vegas community, through his work with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, is undeniable and incredibly inspiring,” said Keith Brooks, NFBLME Founder and CEO. “He has a clear, compassion-focused vision for our libraries across Clark County and for the future of public libraries across the country. We are honored to present him with an award which embodies everything we coach here at our Fellowship.”


“Being acknowledged by and aligned with such a forward-thinking organization is an exceptional honor,” said Kelvin Watson, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Executive Director. “I'm grateful to the National Fellowship for honoring me with their inaugural Rose From Concrete Award and I look forward to watching their Las Vegas Chapter bloom.”


For additional information about the National Fellowship for Black and Latino Male Educators, its mission and impact in Las Vegas, visit www.nfblme.org.


About the National Fellowship for Black and Latino Male Educators, Las Vegas Chapter


The National Fellowship for Black and Latino Male Educators Las Vegas Chapter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serves to identify, increase, retain, and sustain the number of Black and Latino males in Senior and C-level decision-making positions all throughout the education sector. The program supports the development of local talent by prioritizing equity, encouraging each student to excel and play a role in shaping the bright future of Las Vegas. One of the National Fellowship’s Rosewood City Chapters, the Las Vegas Chapter is led autonomously by local Fellows, empowering them the directly shape their community’s educational future. To learn more about the National Fellowship and its localized programs, visit www.nfblme.org.


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